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Hectorol Injection Prescribing Information Healthcare Professionals For U.S. Residents Only

Managing your Disease

  • There are actions you can take to help manage your disease:

    Taking your medicine

    • Talk to your doctor about all of your current over-the-counter and prescription medicines before you start taking any new medicines
    • It is important to take Hectorol® (doxercalciferol) as directed by your doctor, so be sure to talk to your doctor if you have any questions about how to take Hectorol
    • Be sure to take all the medicines your doctor has prescribed, including any phosphate binders


    • Follow the food choices your dietitian has recommended including a low phosphorus diet.

    Staying involved

    • Go to all of your scheduled healthcare appointments
    • If you have any questions, ask your healthcare team for answers
    • Ask your doctor for help finding patient support groups and communities so you can share your experience with others

    Knowing your health goals

    • It's important to maintain the right levels of calcium, phosphorus, and PTH1
    • Talk to your doctor, nurse, or dietitian to find out what goals are right for you

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Hectorol Injection is indicated for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis.

Important Safety Information

  • You should not take Hectorol if you have a history of abnormally high calcium blood levels (hypercalcemia) or if you have very high vitamin D levels.
  • Do not take Hectorol injection if you are allergic to doxercalciferol or any of the ingredients in Hectorol injection.
  • Overdosage of any form of vitamin D is dangerous and may require emergency attention.
  • Before taking Hectorol, tell your doctor if you have ever had an irregular heartbeat or seizure, or if you are taking any digitalis drugs.
  • Do not take other vitamin D related drugs if you are currently taking Hectorol.
  • It is important for anyone taking Hectorol to talk to their doctor before taking any non-prescription drugs or magnesium-containing antacids, supplements and herbal preparations and to adhere to instructions about following a low phosphorus diet and calcium supplementation.
  • Your doctor should monitor your calcium, phosphorus and PTH levels.
  • Serious allergic reactions (including fatal outcome) have been reported in patients on hemodialysis after Hectorol injection. Hectorol Injection can cause allergic reactions including life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) with symptoms of swelling of the face, lips, tongue and airways, low blood pressure, unresponsiveness, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, and cardiac arrest. Before taking Hectorol injection, it is importantto tell your doctor if you had any allergic reactions to Hectorol injection in the past.
  • Tell your doctor if you experience symptoms of hypercalcemia such as weakness, headache, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, muscle pain, bone pain,metallic taste and loss of appetite.
  • The main side effects of treatment with Hectorol injection are hypercalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, and over suppression of PTH. Your doctor may ask you questions to see if you are experiencing any symptoms related to these conditions.
  • During treatment, your doctor may change your dose of Hectorol as well as the dose ofyour phosphate binder.
  • Common side effects seen in Hectorol-treated patients on dialysis were swelling,headache, ill feeling, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, shortness of breath, itching and slowheartbeat.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing.
  • This drug should be used with caution if you have impaired liver function.

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The health information contained herein is provided for general education purposes only. Your healthcare professional is the single best source of information regarding your health. Please consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions about your health or treatment.
  1. NKF 2_Phosphorus and your CKD Diet, p. 6, para. 3

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You should not take Hectorol if you have a history of abnormally high calcium blood levels (hypercalcemia) or if you have very high vitamin D levels. VIEW MORE